Our Volunteer of the Day for April 8 is Jason Cocjin!
Since serving on his first YVCKC project at Kansas City Community Kitchen in 2011, Jason has logged over 130 volunteer hours. He currently serves with the Head Start after-school program and is a member of the Youth Advisory Board, a group of 20 volunteers who represent all YVCKC youth by providing a voice in the development of the program.
When asked what motivates him to serve, Jason said, “I enjoy knowing that I made a difference in somebody's life—not because I had to, but because I chose to spend my time volunteering and helping someone who might not be able to help themselves.”
Jason is most passionate about problems related to homelessness or low-income families, such as poor health, hunger, and low education. He hopes to address these issues by continuing to volunteer at soup kitchens and, if he becomes a doctor in the future, by providing basic medical care and examinations to those who need it.
"Jason is the type of person that always does what he says he is going to do," said Celeste Holm, YVCKC Team Leader. "I know that I can rely on him to step up to the task at hand, whether it be leading an icebreaker on a project or writing a service learning lesson."
National Volunteer Week (April 6-12) is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.
In honor of National Volunteer Week, YVCKC is recognizing an outstanding youth volunteer each day. These volunteers have demonstrated active citizenship and a commitment to community service. Each Volunteer of the Day will also be nominated for the Daily Point of Light award.
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